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My Kinda Woman

Spiral from top left: 
“Rio” Banana and Papaya earrings, “Sea Excursion” Pink Fish studs, Hippo studs, “Enchanted Garden” Square earrings, “Rio” Skull stretch ring, “Rio” Case Skull Bead Gypsy earrings, “Rio” Frog earrings, Ladybug feather earrings, “Rio” Pineapple earrings, Ladybug studs, Turtle studs.

While we’re on the topic of earrings and quirky themes of jewelry, it seems appropriate to bring Betsey Johnson into the conversation.

Although her brand filed for bankruptcy, she is still overseeing her jewelry and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is it affordable, she has truly unique, fun design ideas unlike anyone I have seen.

Yes I did add a sneaky ring, but who can deny themselves of a party skull with fruit on it’s head?! Fantastic!

And yes we have discussed my love of any fashion resembling food. I would have to say this is the reason my favourite of this selection of jewelry is the pineapple drop earrings.

Insects and other animals are also wonderful. How cute are the little hippo heads! That is not a question.

Visit my Polyvore to track down these glorious works of art.

Please note: the fun doesn’t stop there. Check out ShopStyle to see a full selection of Betsey’s jewelry including rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches.

Happy Monday! I am sick at home today so I hope your day has been nicer than mine. x


Wonderfully Strange

I can’t quite explain the interest I have in jewelry featuring insects. (Fake insects, in case anyone reading this doesn’t quite follow my train of thought.) This morning I was browsing an InStyle magazine in a cafe when I came across a little article where I saw a gold bracelet and/or necklace that was a row of four or so insects. Maybe they were in the form of flying bugs, maybe spiders, maybe one of each. My brain wasn’t switched on. I’m so eager to find out who designed them so I can get my neck wrist hands on one!

Google image search found me this beauty.

Apparently it was sold on Etsy on July 18, 2012. What? That was two weeks ago or something ridiculously recent!

Etsy is a gold mine and I didn’t need to search far – the designer who made this amazing jewel-encrusted spider seems to have a few wonderfully strange ideas; the best kind. (Note: I went straight to the jewelry section so to avoid feeling overwhelmed.)

I really appreciate the way neither of these look tacky in any way.

Inspired by Schiaparelli and Dali, this beauty is a gold plated chain with a Swarovski crystal eye and tear drop. Buy it here. How could you not?

One day soon I’ll need to brave the rest of Batcakes Couture‘s shop.

Shrimp Purse Prompts New Category

Occasionally I will come across an item that really speaks to me and I can’t resist loving it. I’m not going to deny the fact that it’s usually because it is fashion that resembles food or living thing such as animals or insects.

Tonight while searching once again for the perfect black bag I came across this crazy little clutch on farfetch.com, one of my favourite stores and it really did bring me joy. Behold Larissa Hadjio’s Shrimp Clutch Bag.

And I don’t even eat shrimp!

Just a warning, there’s gonna be a lot more posts where this one came from. Don’t be fooled by the masses saying it’s just a trend.

Fogarty is Fresh

Very keen on the styling of this new editorial for Vogue Brazil.
Can’t go too wrong with cropped trousers and stilettos.
Throw in a metallic jacket, cool bodysuit and some reflective sunglasses,
Doesn’t hurt if you’ve got a body like Katie’s.




Photographer: Renam Christofoletti
Styling: Yasmine Sterea
Hair & Make-Up:
 Max Weber
Model: Katie Fogarty

Vintage Emporium

In this post I’m going to tell you about when I went to a Vintage Fashion Emporium!

This is a treasure trove of one-off men’s and women’s vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry as well as collectibles, homewares and furniture. I never even knew it existed until my lovely friend invited me to visit it! It’s the complete lower floor of the Sydney Antique Centre, Surry Hills. We didn’t spend much time on the main floor – we must have spent hours in the vintage! But there is a small cafe and I saw the main floor had a lot of jewelry, furniture, books and things like that.

(N.B: there are a lot of photos in this post, so bear with me.)

Around the bottom floor are small vintage boutiques, all with individual owners and different vibes. But always beautiful and cool items to be found!

There is a vast mix of clothing, the majority for women, and it was clear the pieces originated from all over the world. Fur, embellishments, kimonos, Western, the list could go on. Pieces ranged from streetwear to extravagant to elegantly polished. From hats, bags, scarves and gloves to shoes, sunglasses and jewelry in a huge range of styles and eras, we treated to ourselves to what felt like an afternoon going back in time. I vowed to never shop anywhere else again.

I really liked this boutique, The Vintage Drawer. (Clicky click!)

We stumbled upon one of the boutiques named Retro Station. They update regularly about events on their Facebook page!

A few nice homewares below. I’m not even sure if I’m using the word “homewares” correctly – all I know is it’s probably a good thing that buying things for my living space is low on my priorities. I am definitely saving a fair amount of money by not having the urge to buy many home things.

A casket wine-cellar? Amazing.

I liked this cute end table with the illusion of books in it.

This magical space is open seven days, 10am – 6pm.

Find it on the lower level,
Sydney Antique Centre
531 South Dowling Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

They host a Vintage Fashion Bazaar in the Emporium, on the first Saturday of each month. I’m yet to visit it; I’ve been told it is a great day where the gallery rooms in the centre of this lower level are filled with vintage pop-up shops, high tea, music and fun times. Definitely on my to-do list.

Favourite Street Style Photo Ever?

I think so.